By Cheryl Coppa
Let It Go!
Muscle tightness will pull your pelvis out of alignment which will contribute to / cause pelvic floor dysfunction.
By now you probably understand that everything is connected. Therefore, where one muscle is tight will cause an issue in other areas of the body. This is why stretching and releasing are ALWAYS part of our pelvic floor healing journey and longevity.
Today I want to talk to you about the QL muscle, what it is, how it can be contributing to back pain, and pelvic issues, and HOW to release and stretch it.
The QL muscle (Quadratus lumborum) is the deepest back muscle and it is located on either side of your low back. It starts at your rib and ends at the top of the pelvis.
A tight QL muscle does contribute to imbalances in posture and the pelvis.
What is creating it to be tight in the first place?
Could be the way you stand, the way you sit, the way you move, or lack thereof. This is why it is important to take a whole body approach when healing and strengthening your pelvic floor. If we can learn these little ways to adjust and release and strengthen certain muscles, we will be equipped for life and give our muscles longevity.
This is a release that we do in all phases of the Core & Pelvic Floor program.
Watch or stretch along with me in the video below.
Thinking of joining the Pelvic Floor Program? Contact Cheryl to schedule your FREE assessment today: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Cheryl Coppa
Cheryl Coppa is a wife, mother of three, core confidence specialist, glute specialist, personal
trainer, and Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist. Cheryl's fitness journey didn’t even start until she was pregnant with child #3. She knows what it’s like to feel sick and tired and start from scratch. Cheryl is leading the Pelvic Floor Restore program in Ola Ka Ola and has changed the lives of hundreds of women. In her unique pelvic health floor program, she's been providing evaluations and teaching her unique techniques to help women get their freedom back. Read here what her participants have to say about the program